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Here's the bottom line on the whole "doesn't download for my device" thing: Amazon previously provided "Kindle Fire Editions" and standard Android editions of this and many other apps. The Kindle Fire Edition seemed to differ only in that it included the large icon for the Kindle Fire's launcher, and it was restricted from download to any other device. The Kindle Fire was also prevented from downloading the standard Android edition, instead being forced to use the Kindle Fire Edition.

This splintered the market, and a lot of us who bought it for Kindle Fire were upset that we couldn't use this otherwise normal Android app for our other Android devices; The Kindle Fire is the only Android device that sought to lock people into device-specific versions of commonly-available apps.

I see now that Amazon has changed this policy, and have integrated many of these apps back into a solitary Android version that will work on the Kindle Fire. I applaud this choice (partially because I was able to download the app I paid for when I had a Kindle Fire, and use it on my other Android devices finally). It's good that Amazon saw the problem and decided not to fragment the Android market or lock Kindle Fire owners into specific Kindle Fire Editions of these apps.

So you can cease all the whining about people "not reading" the description; Those comments are from BEFORE the app was re-integrated into a single Android-friendly edition. Both Kindle Fire and standard Android devices can use this app now, when before, they could not.

And if you're a Kindle Fire owner and don't see what the big deal is about having to download Android apps that are tailored to your specific device, then you don't understand the point of Android. You should be able to purchase Android apps and use them on any capable (powerful enough) Android device you own. Making you buy Kindle Fire Editions was locking you into Kindle Fire as the only Android device you could use those apps on, and that's not very "Android" of them.

So kudos to Amazon and EA for ending that ridiculous split in their apps. Even though Monopoly is a four-star game (the AI cheats, the dice rolls always seem to favor the AI not landing on your properties), I'm granting an extra star in this review to thank EA and Amazon for making it a universal Android app, and cutting out that "Kindle Fire Edition" stuff. Well done!
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